Aizawl, Oct 17: In Mizoram, the State Unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today slammed the Congress for playing “Vote Bank” politics and advised the party to work for the welfare of the people.
Close on the heels of the visit of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, spokesperson of BJP Mizoram Pradesh Lalremsangi Fanai, in a press conference said that the party is committed as always to work for the welfare of the people.
The spokesperson accused the Congress of misleading the public by playing religious card at the time of elections. Fanai said that there is no threat to Mizo’s religious belief and faith in the State.
Attacking the Congress, Lalremsangi Fanai listed out the achievements of the NDA Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She said that India has the most robust healthcare system in the world and added that the indigenous COVID-19 vaccine was able to save millions of lives and finally overcome the pandemic.
The spokesperson said that BJP has transformed the country and led the nation to the path of development.
On the other hand, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi expressed confidence that the party would be forming the next Government in Mizoram.
Interacting with media persons in Aizawl on Tuesday, the Congress leader said that the Congress is developing a new vision for the hill State. He said that the Congress is focusing on the economic empowerment of all sections of the people of the State.
The Congress leader said that the party is coming up with a scheme called “Tangpuihna” – which is a financially inclusive initiative for the people. Mr Gandhi also emphasized on creating more jobs for the youth. On the social security front, he said that the party is offering an old-age pension scheme of Rs 2000 per month and a subsidized LPG cylinder of Rs 750 per month.
Meanwhile, campaigning is picking up in all parts of the State. With elections just a few weeks away, political parties such as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress, the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) and others are putting all efforts to reach out to voters.
Mizoram will go for Assembly polls on the 7th of November to elect 40 members of the Mizoram Legislative Assembly.